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Re: [dinosaur] T. rex slashing finger claws? + Matheronodon + Mary Anning film + more
There also doesn’t seem to be an accompanying analysis of how claws would cut
(which would be related to the claw shape issue). Most claws are not
particularly good at cutting.
The large coracoids are a solid observation, but probably better explained by
neck muscle explanation than forelimb muscle retention. At least, that’s my
take on the issue.
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On Oct 27, 2017, at 6:49 AM, David Marjanovic <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> T. rex’s silly-looking arms were built for slashing
>> Robust bones and bearlike claws suggest the dino’s ridiculously small limbs
>> were far from useless
> I agree they don't look useless; but given that there's no mention of the
> shape of the claws at all, I have to wonder if the "humoral head" mentioned
> in the abstract is deliberate.